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Meanwhile in Zim: back to counting wealth in heads of cattle ๐Ÿ”— 1652704525  

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Makes you think that "Uncle Ted was right" in some ways -- A society below a certain IQ & Eductaion level will never do the right thing with abstractions such as currency. They need "the real thing" -- something concrete. Yet another feather in Gold's Cap.

FED bunga mode engaged: Interest now paid on ALL reserves, not just "excess" ๐Ÿ”— 1652663312  

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Stealth Bailout DIS BIG

FAA Rug-Pulls the nascent eVTOL industry ๐Ÿ”— 1652207885  

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Their whole purpose is to prevent flight for the common man, so this is unsurprising.

On the current state of the current thing ('bortin) ๐Ÿ”— 1652193557  

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I'm Pro Lapse

BBC acks the purity spiral ๐Ÿ”— 1652127301  

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Of course they don't take the obvious conclusion and understand that Christ solves this. The deranged search for sacrifices in the social climber game need not be played at all, ye debased sinners.

Wikipedia's Trudge into Hell is complete: Bureaucratic Coup edition ๐Ÿ”— 1651959706  

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โ€ฆit is proving increasingly hard to become a Wikipedia administrator: 2,700 candidates were nominated between 2001 and 2008, with a success rate of 53%. The rate has dropped from 75.5% until 2005 to 42% in 2006 and 2007. Article contribution was not a strong predictor of success. The most successful candidates were those who edited the Wikipedia policy or project space; such an edit is worth ten article edits.

What sort of editor, with a universe of fascinating topics to write upon, would choose to spend most of his time on the policy namespace? What sort of editor would choose to stop writing articles?โ โ 34 Administrators with minimal experience in creating contentโ€”and much experience in destroying it and rewriting the rules to permit the destruction of even more. Is this not almost the opposite of what one wants? And imagine how the authors must feel! An article is not a trivial undertaking; sometime sit down, select a random subject, and try to write a well-organized, fluent, comprehensive, and accurate encyclopedia article on it. Itโ€™s not as easy as it looks, and itโ€™s even harder to write a well-referenced and correctly formatted one. To have an article deleted is bad enough; I canโ€™t imagine any neophyte editors wanting to have anything to do with Wikipedia if an article of theirs got railroaded through AfD. It is easier to destroy than to create, and destruction is infectious. (In the study Thurner et al 2012 of 3.3 years of the online SF game Pardusโ , players were found to โ€˜pay it forwardโ€™ when the subject of negative actions; the community was only saved from an epidemic of attacks by the high mortality & quitting rate of negative editorsโ€”I mean, negative playersโ โ .)

Deleting articles and piling on policy after guideline after policy are both directly opposed to why Wikipedians contribute!
Deletionism uber allez

Ukraine update: Dying to save face for the west ๐Ÿ”— 1651836819  

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The obstacle to peace doing what it does best. Meanwhile a generation of Ukranian men is being turned into paste and viscera for nothing.

Scott Ritter on the garbage we've been flooding their supply chain with:

Nitrogen fixing barley ๐Ÿ”— 1651528590  

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A blessing to man if true.

Looks like the crash is finally here ๐Ÿ”— 1651526530  

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Been kind of hard to avoid.

As expected, Poland considering deploying "Peacekeepers" to Galicia ๐Ÿ”— 1651482375  

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The partition cometh. Meanwhile UAF is really getting chewed up.

The Managerial Revolution: 80 years later ๐Ÿ”— 1651436499  

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We have, whatever Burnham hoped, in fact declined into the worst possible kind of governanceโ€”a โ€œtechnocracyโ€ of dumb people who spend all their time stealing.
yup

IJ stops Riverside PD from getting away with armored car heist ๐Ÿ”— 1651079554  

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The brazenness of the brigands grows with each passing day

On the overproduction of entertainment ๐Ÿ”— 1651063662  

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It has indeed been a crapflood, with no signs of abating. People prefer sedation, because hard work is ruthlessly punished by .gov

Hanania getting closer to understanding ๐Ÿ”— 1651059722  

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The "plutocracy" he describes is just a stateless order, e.g. not perfect but better than all the other alternatives.

His insight that the woke borg came to be thanks to the squeaky wheel getting the oil is right on the money.
The "Single elimination ass-kissing tournament" in corporate and the bureaucracy is what creates this dynamic.
Fix that, and you basically fix most of the problems.

Let them eat Diesel ๐Ÿ”— 1651059541  

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Update on the bad policies exacerbating the coming global famine.

The terror in Ukraine ๐Ÿ”— 1650475557  

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The SBU is rounding up and whacking people left and right. Certainly not going to help them counter the Russian narrative. "SEE! They ARE out to kill you!" etc

BONUS: Bernhard at MoA has put 2 and 2 together, and realizes this is the first phase of GLADIO 2: Electric Boogaloo

More troubling economic signs: Land Development ๐Ÿ”— 1650023254  

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The money printing euphoria is finally running out of gas, and the hangover from lockdown's controlled demolition of the economy cometh.

The tyranny of Title 7 ๐Ÿ”— 1649694250  

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Note that all programming tests are essentially written tests, all of which are frowned upon by the EEOC. Any programming firm that doesn't 1099 the entire programming staff is insane.

Proof that Cryptologic complexity is in fact Kholmogorov Complexity ๐Ÿ”— 1649511650  

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Re-framing the one-way function problem as one of compressability is interesting.

Tablet Mag gets Yarvinpilled ๐Ÿ”— 1649383511  

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No general or political leader was blamed for Americaโ€™s longest war ending in humiliating defeat. No one was fired or resigned. Moreover, the total lack of accountability for a catastrophic systemwide failure is, according to Yarvin, not a problem that could be solved by electing better leaders or applying more political will, because it is an essential feature of the systemโ€™s design. โ€œWhy did this happen?โ€ Yarvin asked. โ€œVery simply: because no one is in charge of the government.โ€

Not the wrong people; no one.
That's always been the most powerful argument I've used for years. You live in anarchy right now. This is the place in which I disagree with Yarvin -- there is no other form of government. Nobody's ever in charge.

Anyways, they posted his full breakdown as a chaser. Meanwhile, he's Getting serious about making his program a reality.

Backdraft: US sanctions are already a total failure ๐Ÿ”— 1648675955  

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Quit hittin' yourself uncle satan

On the Uselessness of Phenylephrine ๐Ÿ”— 1648672257  

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Gee, I wonder why so many died of glow-rona. Maybe it's because bronk-aid is essentially outlawed.

They sell us their "cures" while outlawing our medicine

All News is Bad news ๐Ÿ”— 1648480287  

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For those of you wondering why I don't post as often: this is why. Being a Newshound is essentially having a case of USI.

Lamps using UV-C variant can conquer airborne transmission? ๐Ÿ”— 1648461943  

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Huge, great news if true and safe. Put them in offices and schools and probably 90% of airborne transmission will stop. The need for cold/flu vaccination will disappear.

The New Cola War ๐Ÿ”— 1648395224  

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In which I break down the Ukraine war.

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